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78th Annual House and Garden Tour

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78th Annual House and Garden Tour
Text by Abby Fleming / Photos by Christina Oxford and Heather Anne Thomas

Spring has sprung, and the Garden Club of Charleston’s annual walking tour of houses and gardens is right around the corner. This will be the tour’s 78th year of celebrating the beautiful and inspiring gardens and homes of historic downtown Charleston.

Two walking tours will be held on April 5th and 6th, and tickets are $45.00 per tour. As always, this year’s line-up will include some of Charleston’s finest homes and refreshments will be served. It’s a tremendously beautiful way to spend a part of your day, and provides a coveted glimpse into many a “secret” garden tucked away behind gates and homes in the downtown area.

The Garden Club of Charleston promotes gardening in the city and maintains the gardens of The Joseph Manigault House, The Heyward-Washington House, The Gateway Walk, The Healing Garden at MUSC, The Historic Confederate Garden, The Museum Garden, and Sallie Cheney Park (near Coast Guard Base). Their time and dedication has maintained Charleston’s deserved reputation as an aesthetically stunning city. All proceeds from the tours go to the upkeep of the city’s marvelous gardens.

Mark your calendars for April 5th and 6th, have a snack while enjoying the beauty of the gardens, and do pop into one of the city’s fantastic restaurants for a post-tour bite!

Pecan Shortbread Squares
courtesy of Garden Club of Charleston member Rue Lucas

For information and tickets visit: www.TheGardenClubofCharleston.org